A simple, design oriented procedure for the control of deflection in reinforced concrete slab systems is proposed. A rational expression for the maximum allowable span to depth ratio for beams, proposed recently by Rangan, is extended to include the entire range of reinforced concrete flexural members, including two-way edge-supported slabs, flat slabs and flat plates. The data used for the calibration of the procedure was obtained from an extensive series of computer experiments with reinforced concrete slabs using a non-linear, finite element model. The techniques are illustrated by example and a comparison with available field measurements of in-service slabs in made. (Author/TRRL)

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    University of New South Wales

    School of Civil Engineering, Anzac Parade
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2033
  • Authors:
    • GILBERT, R I
  • Publication Date: 1983-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: R211

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00389906
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85841-180-6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM